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Screen dark except when brightness is stepped off of zero

As shown in this video, the screen is dark, except at the few first steps when the brightness is moved just out of zero. The notebook works otherwise perfectly fine. The image on the external monitor ...
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Java Applets refuse to work in Safari or Firefox

Mac OS X 10.7.5 Safari 6.0.2 Firefox 18.0.1 Java 1.6.0_37 64 bit Firefox Java Applet Plugin v 1.6.0.37 Safari Preferences has the "Enable Java" box checked. Firefox has the Java Applet Plug-in ...
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1answer
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Stop flagged messages in inactive accounts from contributing to Flagged counter

I have two accounts set up in Mail 6.2. Most of the time I disable one of them (my personal account) to avoid being distracted at work. Strangely, the number of "Flagged" messages includes messages ...
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1answer
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Are there more capable music DJ programs for OS X than Tangerine?

I'm looking for an application which can take a playlist of all of the track I'm listening to at the moment and re-arrange them so that they are in a logical sequence (based on BPM etc) then mix them ...
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1answer
474 views

Applescript to automate drop-down selection in Mozilla Firefox

I'm trying to automate the selection of a value from a drop-down box in Mozilla using an applescript. What I want it to do is to tab to the drop-down box and enter down twice to select the third item ...
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2answers
130 views

Stop my Mac from downloading Apple TV content

I have an Apple TV where I subscribe to Seasons for various shows and watch them on my TV. The problem is that my Mac is also downloading the same, storing it on the hard drive. These are very ...
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2answers
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Backing up HDD to restore it on another SSD

I want to switch out my current HDD for a SSD in my Mac. However I don't want to reinstall the OS and all my software. How can I backup (image) the entire HDD to restore it later as image with Disk ...
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2answers
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Does Find My Mac stop working after the system has been wiped?

Possible Duplicate: If Macbook has been wiped, will “find my iPhone” still work? I lost my Macbook Pro recently. I had activated iCloud on the computer, so Find My Mac is operable. If the ...
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Why does restoring a photo from Time Machine only restore the original in iPhoto and not the edited version?

I have recently restored few pictures from Time Machine into iPhoto. I noticed that the Time Machine restored the files, but didn't restore the changes (editing etc.) I had made. The point is that I ...
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1answer
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How to batch convert word documents to pdf?

Is there a scriptable way that I can convert several MS Word documents to PDF? I thought this might be possible using python, but I am unable to find any advice online on how best to do this.
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Can timestamps be preserved when copying files on OS X?

I'm interested in combining the files from three Macs by copying the files from each one into a single folder hierarchy of my design on an external hard drive. In my past experience copying files in ...
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0answers
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Unable to mount DMG - appearing as a folder

I downloaded a DMG in multiple parts, split into .dmg.001, .dmg.002 etc. I "uncompressed" the first file (just double-clicked and a single folder .dmg got created) The dmg is of the right size (690 ...
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1answer
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iPad mini offers update to iOS 6.0.2 that won't install

An update to iOS 6.0.2 did not seem so important at the time and so it was never installed. Now that iOS 6.1 is out I'd expect that Software Update skips the update to iOS 6.0.2 and directly provides ...
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3answers
264 views

How to change preference pane unlock dialog language?

During the Mountain Lion installation I have selected the English language as the system language. However, the dialog asking for my password – that appears when you need to install an application, or ...
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1answer
72 views

Make meta + arrows count underscore as words?

I find myself using the meta + arrow keys constantly. When I am editing code, it would be nice if I could count underscores as words so that when I decide to rename a variable it goes to the ...
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1answer
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Is is possible to move a Verizon iPhone 4s to another US cellular carrier?

Is it possible to use a Verizon iPhone 4S on another US carrier, such as GSM AT&T or T-mobile or CDMA Sprint, etc? And why if not? Assuming the devices has been legitimately unlocked via the ...
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0answers
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How to down-clock RAM?

My Mac (Mid 2009- MacBookPro5,5) laptop installing OS 10.8.2. Currently, it is using 2 x 1GB (1066 Mhz). My friend gave me 2 x 2GB (1600 Mhz) of his 2012 Mac. After installing 2 x 2GB (1600 Mhz) on ...
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1answer
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File Name Bubble Hovering on Screen?

I'm not sure what just happened... I was just about to rename a file, and just mis-clicked off. - After that point there was a constantly floating yellow bubble with the file name in it, on the finder ...
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489 views

Multithreaded Video Converter on Mac?

Is there an app for Mac that can distribute a single video encoding job to several thread to utilize the full potential of the system? I used an application called iFlicks to do video encoding, and ...
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1answer
550 views

Sparkle updater seems to be broken or having issues

I've noticed many applications on my Mac (OS X 10.8.2) fail to update. If I command them to do a manual update, the update downloads, unpacks, and then when I click INSTALL AND RESTART the updater ...
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2answers
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Can you change the name of a network drive?

I have a couple of network shares which all have the same name on different servers and I'd like to change the label of the mounted disk to tell me which server its on. Can mounted network drives be ...
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1answer
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icloud photos to mac - how?

i went to vietnam in sept, took well over 1000 pics on my iphone and were automatically backed up to my icloud acc. i have now just purchased a 18 mnth old mac book pro and would love to be able to ...
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Is there no way to dismiss a timer/alarm with the earpod controls on iPhone that does not result in resuming playback?

I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 6. This is what happens: Audio playing in the background OR paused audio playback Timer goes off with alarm sound Dismiss alarm with Earpods center button Playback ...
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2answers
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How to prevent Safari 6.0.2 unexpected crashes in Mountain Lion?

A few users from a website I've designed are complaining about Safari 6.0.2 on their Macs (Mountain Lion, mostly) crashing unexpectedly. In a recent case, a user recorded this screencast using no ...
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How to take a full page screenshot in Mac OS Safari?

I'm looking for a Safari Extension that can take full page screenshots. I am aware there are various extensions, but haven't found any that would take full page images.
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1answer
766 views

How do I open a file from TextEdit on MacOSX?

How do I create a link in TextEdit on MacOSX that will let me open an external application?
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1answer
102 views

Inserting a Horizontal Space Character

In Pages, is it possible to insert a tab-like character that fills the remaining space between on a line? I want to have the first few words on a line left-aligned, and the last few words on the line ...
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3answers
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How to access/edit iPhone Contacts on computer?

I run Windows 7 (no Outlook available) and don't seem to find any native Address Book application on my computer (it is a work-provided laptop). We use Lotus Notes as our mail application. Because my ...
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3answers
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Limit the use of my Apple ID on my kid's iPod Touch

I've had an iPod Touch (4G) for a couple years. Now I have an iPhone 5, so I want to remove all "my" apps/profile info from my iPod Touch and set it up for my children to use. Right now, both devices ...
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0answers
190 views

Mac Book Air Suddenly Stutters On Video

I've got a MackBook Air running OS X 10.7.5 and a GoPro which produces .mp4 files. After having issues with QuickTime playing .mp4 files, we installed VLC. Things worked great, but all of a sudden, ...
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4answers
8k views

Xcode 4.6 not installing on my Mountain Lion

I am updating my Xcode 4.5.x to Xcode 4.6 directly from Mac App Store. But I am unable to update it. First it downloads the new Xcode. After downloading, it starts installing. But while installing it ...
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1answer
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Finder opens new window each time

I just created a DMG and threw some folders in it. If I double-click a folder it opens in a new Finder window each time. Folders outside of the DMG are still opening normally. Holding option when I ...
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2answers
987 views

How to disable long touch = click on MacBook Air touchpad?

If I leave my mouse in one spot for several seconds with my finger on the touch pad, it interprets it as a downclick. So if I hover over a file while thinking about something and then move my cursor, ...
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2answers
1k views

How do I compile vim with the --enable-gui=yes flag on OS X 10.8.2

I'm trying to compile the latest version of vim (7.3.785 as on date) with the --enable-gui option set to yes: ./configure --enable-gui=yes make but make fails with several errors (full output). I ...
2
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1answer
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Lost my Macbook pro with retina display. How do I find out if Find My iDevice is enabled on it?

Someone just broke into my apartment today and stole my new MacBook Pro. When I go to icloud.com and click on Find my iPhone, on the Devices section, my MacBook is listed. When I click on it, it ...
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1answer
806 views

Java on Mountain Lion 10.8.2 pitfalls

I downloaded the latest version of Java from Oracle site and installed it on my mac. MacCris:~ cris$ java -version java version "1.7.0_11" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_11-b21) Java ...
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1answer
801 views

Using Kaleidoscope with PhpStorm

I'm currently trying to get PhpStorm to use Kaleidoscope as a diff tool, but struggling a little. So far in Storm, I've... gone to Preferences gone to the External Diff Tools tab set Kaleidoscope to ...
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1answer
402 views

Fresh install of OS X with AppStore version

I want to make a fresh and clean installation of OS X Mountain Lion, all data should be erased. I have already tried installing the OS in the "cmd+R" tool, but what it does is installing the OS X ...
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1answer
79 views

Is there any keyboard hotkey to undo hiding an application?

I use Command+H to hide applications all the time. Sometimes I really want to undo that action, but pressing Command+H again will just hide the now active application. Pressing Command+Shift+H doesn'...
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0answers
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Strange artifacting on screen

For a while now been getting these strange artefacts on my MBP (mid 2010) screen. Usually happens when I cmd + tab to another window. Most of the time it's yellow in color, however sometimes it's ...
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4answers
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How to find devices on my local network through their IP address

I have a local network powered by a Time Capsule, and connected to 4 or 5 macs. There are other devices on the network too. (Printers, IP Cameras, etc). Is there a way to list the devices on the local ...
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0answers
277 views

Can't access Xserve through Aventail SSL VPN with AD authentication

In testing our Aventail SSL VPN with Mac clients we're finding that once connected to the VPN we can't access Xserve shares when authenticating via Active Directory like we normally do on our internal ...
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0answers
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Fluctuating voltage on Magsafe charger

I got two Apple Magsafe charges, one for which I needed to cut and rejoint the cables. The fix went well and now when I plug in the charger it works and charges my Macbook Pro. Though when I measured ...
2
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3answers
2k views

Stream iTunes music to many PCs and/or Macs at the same time

Let me explain what I am trying to achieve. Everyone in the office listens to different music in his/her own iTunes with their own headphones so they do not bother anyone. The thing is, I want to ...
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1answer
1k views

Paste and Match Style - Default?

I find that "Paste and Match Style" is more often useful than just "Paste" when I am copying text. Is there a way to make this the default behavior? The (long) keyboard shortcuts are also inconsistent ...
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2answers
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How can I switch applications on iPhone or iPad by keyboard like “Windows key + tab” on Windows?

I like typing by keyboard while using iPhone and iPad. But when I switch applications(e.g. between Safari and memo application), I have to the push home putton on the devices'. It is very frustrating. ...
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0answers
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Up to how long can Apple take to reply in 'Resolution Center' [closed]

I've read a few of these questions on the length of time it takes Apple to respond. Most of the answers seem to be about 24 hours (or the next business day). I have been waiting since the 19th ...
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1answer
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Changing iCloud accounts in order to sync Photostream pictures

I have three iOS devices that I would like to have Photostream sync across. Right now, the iPhone 5 and iPad 2 sync because they are on the same iCloud account, but my wife's iPhone 4 doesn't sync - ...
4
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2answers
325 views

How to know which directory contains the file that I'm editing in TextEdit?

Very basic question - I am editing a file using the basic system TextEdit app. As I actually have the file in question in several locations, how can I tell what directory the one that I am editing is ...
2
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0answers
274 views

What documentation exists to explain TheVolumeSettingsFolder on OS X?

Searching Google for the following I only found uninformed crap. What is this? looris@Palace-of-the-Nine-Moons:/tmp $ tree /TheVolumeSettingsFolder/ /TheVolumeSettingsFolder/ └── HFSExtentTables └...

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